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Coffee For Contracts

In July 2018, Manojna decided to conduct an experiment – for a whole month, she offered to provide creative professionals, artists and content creators, legal counsel in exchange for a cup of coffee, to be shared whenever and wherever they would meet next. The idea seemed simple, and focused on
(a) creating a real connection that was based on mutual respect for each other’s professional experience 

(b) and removing the first hurdle towards accessing specialized legal counsel by making it affordable and approachable.


The experiment was successful in that it led to a number of interesting connections, along with revealing insights into how the creative community perceives legal counsel. 

#coffeeforcontracts continues

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Coffee for Contracts is an annual experiment/campaign ​run by Artistik License. This initiative seeks to bridge the artistic community with legal resources, in a manner that is approachable, accessible and respectful. 

Conceptualised and launched on a sunny afternoon in 2018, this campaign comes from a space of curiosity and respect. 

What exactly is Coffee for Contracts?

For the whole month of July, you are invited to schedule a free legal consultation with Manojna, and to share your legal queries and concerns with her. All she asks in return, is a cup of coffee whenever and wherever you meet next. 

JULY 2021

  1. The campaign only applies to queries received from creative professionals and artists, starting July 1, 2021 and ending July 31, 2021. You can submit your questions using the google form link above.

  2. This campaign allows you to book one free legal consultation via zoom with Artistik License founder, Manojna. This does not include contract-review, drafting work, negotiations and representation. This also does not extend to any ongoing client relationships and projects. 

  3. Depending on the nature of the query, it is left to our discretion whether we will be able to respond to your concern or not, so please be mindful and respectful of the same.

  4. Please manage your expectations since this is a community based project. This does not imply a lawyer-client relationship and neither is Artistik License or Manojna seeking to solicit work. 

  5. Complete confidentiality will be maintained and your personal data is not going to be used for any advertising purposes. 

  6. Please spread the word! The intention of this project is to create new connections and empower the creative & legal community alike.

  7. If you've learnt something new because of this project or would like to share an interesting piece of business or legal know-how, please be sure to tag your social media post with #coffeeforcontracts so that we can together create a library of resources.

  8. And come join our growing community on instagram.

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